May 23, 2013
The horrific events in Woolwich, UK overnight have been broadcast into homes and offices across the world. Little yet is known about the individuals involved beyond their evocation of Islamist rhetoric ('our lands', 'your people') and their apparently British accents. At this point, as many will have already pointed out, the attack appears to fit the mould of 'lone wolf' terrorism called for in Al Qaeda's 'Inspire' Magazine. This has similarities with the recent Boston Attack, widely perceived to be an act by individuals.